Crime

Pierce County twins sentenced for attack linked to ‘bucket list’

A DuPont man was sentenced Thursday to more than 16 years in prison for stabbing his twin sister’s date in August and stealing his car — actions linked to his “bucket list” of things to do before he died.

The sister got 90 days in jail for her role in the attack and robbery.

Patrick Anthony Cloud, 20, pleaded guilty in Pierce County Superior Court to first-degree assault and attempting to elude a police vehicle.

He told police during his arrest Aug. 19 that leading them on a chase was on his bucket list, according to court documents.

Prosecutors sought the high end of the sentencing range for Cloud, spokesman John Nourse said. He will serve 171 months in jail, plus 24 more for using a deadly weapon, and will be in community custody for three years.

The victim had seven stab wounds and several fractures and underwent several surgeries, Nourse said. He suffered permanent nerve damage and had to leave the military because of his injuries.

Cloud’s sister, Shae Lynn Cloud, pleaded guilty to theft of a motor vehicle and two counts of second-degree possession of stolen property. An assault charge she originally faced was dropped.

According to court documents:

The pair met the victim Aug. 19 in Tacoma at Manitou Park on American Lake Boulevard. The victim had met Shae Cloud through an online dating website a month earlier.

Patrick Cloud attacked the man from behind, kicking him and stabbing him, then the Clouds took his cellphone, wallet and keys before stealing his car.

Police saw the stolen car traveling south on Interstate 5 shortly after the attack and tried to pull it over, but Patrick Cloud accelerated to 120 mph.

He crashed the car in Thurston County, ran off and was arrested shortly after. Shae Cloud was arrested at the crash scene.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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